The Los Angeles League of Arts is governed by a Board of Directors.

These are the members of the founding board. 


Athena Demos

Athena discovered Burning Man in 1998 and began to dedicate her life to being a better human being in the world. Producing community gatherings and celebrations since 2002, she set her sights on bringing the diverse skills and energy of the LA burner community to projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Her life philosophy comes from one of her favorite movies . . . “If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it.” Or create it. Its all a matter of perspective.

Esquire Jauchem

Esquire is a Producer, Director, Designer, Writer for theater, opera, dance and television; has attended Burning Man 15 times creating the Bubble Lounge in Center Camp for seven years and most recently helping to produce Mal-Mart on the Esplanade and this year, Baal-Mart.  He is currently the Supervising Producer of RuPaul’s Drag U on Logo TV.  Burn brightly!


Debra Stiers

Debra brings her Accounting background and organizational skills to the Board.  Deb has been involved in the Burning Man Community for the past eleven years as a volunteer and is the current Project Manager for the Black Rock City Greeters.

David Wedeen

David is a Corporate Controller in the entertainment industry with over 35 years experience.  “Widget” has been an active participant for 15 years serving our community as a Greeter and Ranger at Burning Man and various Burning Man Regional Events.   When not engaged as Tsunami Theme Camp CFO (Chief Facilitation Officer), a Los Angeles CORE Project Leader, or working as a Los Angeles Burning Man Decompression Stage Producer he is Scoutmaster for a Special Needs Boy Scout Troop and supports a variety of charitable organizations geared towards those with Special Needs.

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